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Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

Often called the shipwreck capital of the world, Chuuk is legendary for its submerged WWII wreckage and clear, warm, 30-meter-visibility (100-foot-visibility) scuba conditions. The Imperial Japanese Navy staged out of here until the U.S....

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Neoch, Federated States of Micronesia

An atoll with four islets, Kuop also goes by the name Neoch. Just southeast of Chuuk Lagoon, this idyllic spot has all the ingredients of a perfect South Pacific screen saver or travel poster: palms leaning over sugar-white beaches and...

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At 340 meters (1,115 feet), this is the main island’s second-loftiest peak; it rises above Chuuk International Airport. One legend claims the god Sowukachaw lived there, while another considers it the head of an octopus whose tentacles (and...

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During World War II, the Imperial Japanese Navy made Chuuk its combined fleet base for nearly two years. It fortified natural caves like this throughout the islands, often installing guns and even railroad tracks to haul munitions and supplies....

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Neiwe, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia

While diving holds center stage in Chuuk, snorkelers can visit more than 15 shallow WWII wrecks and submerged planes too! The sheltered lagoon cuts down on the Pacific’s waves and currents, which makes for relaxed exploring. Stretching 64...